Posted in "August 2016"

Marketing to HME Payers

30 Aug, 2016

5 tips to build a value-based relationship game plan

The shift to an outcomes-based model of business you have been reading about for years is real and is finally occurring. We have watched it at the state level in places such as Texas and Tennessee with service-level contracts for specific regions. We also see it at the payer level with programs such as Aim Specialty Health, which focuses more on usage and proving efficacy.

Conversations with payers frequently include discussions about outcomes, yet the term “outcome” by itself is generic and might not mean much if you have not been specifically affected in your organization—or perhaps it means everything because you have been affected. In either case, your approach, preparation and continued engagement with payers are what continue to add meaning to the term “outcomes.” Stated more simply: an outcomes-based model requires having a value-based relationship with your payer.

Preparing yourself for value-based relationships with your payers is something that every company can do, regardless of size or service area. So, what does this mean to you and what can you do about it? Following are five tips to jump-start your payer relationship game plan.

Click here to read the rest of our detailed article published by Home Care Magazine.


Getting Your Cell Phone Back

13 Aug, 2016

Remember how excited you were when you got your first phone?

Perhaps it was in a bag, barely fit in your pocket, or maybe you were an avid Snake player. For nearly all of us, it was an exciting moment. Technology at our fingertips!

Most of our phones have transformed to universal communication devices, in fact, this very article was crafted on an mobile note-taking app. And, frankly, the Lab Tactical team won’t even consider a new software unless it offers an app to be loaded onto our androids or iPhones.

Undoubtedly, these added features steal valuable face time and attention to those around us. Notice your phone is controlling more time than you’re comfortable with? Consider these tips:

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Ending Meetings

9 Aug, 2016

Company culture… that’s just all that fluffy feel-good stuff that people like to talk about at conferences, right?

Actually, not so much. Often it ends of being the little things that make or break the productivity and efficiency in an office. In fact, even the way you end meetings in your company says more about your company culture than you think.

Here are 4 tips for improving your company culture by having better meetings:

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Moving Forward from Rural Cutbacks

1 Aug, 2016

What exactly should you be concerned about over the next six months post-rural Medicare Reduction? In short, lots. If we can be candid for a moment, this is a frustrating process that doesn’t seem to make a whole lot of logical sense. Perhaps we can help…

Here are 6 month-by-month focal points you should consider in composing your strategy:

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